Depression: are the right people being treated?

In this podcast, our panel have a lively discussion on the treatment of depression and look at why some people may not be getting the treatment they need and why some people are being treated when they shouldn't be.

This is the first in our series of podcasts with the British Journal of Psychiatry. It discusses a recent research paper entitled 'Treatment of depression in the United States', which was published in the JAMA Internal Medicine journal and highlighted in the November 2016 Kaleidoscope section of the British Journal of Psychiatry. The panel for this discussion featured:

  • Josefien Breedvelt, Research Manager at the Mental Health Foundation (@JosefienMHF on Twitter)
  • Derek Tracy, Consultant Psychiatrist at Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust and Member of the British Journal of Psychiatry Editorial Board (@DerekTracy1 on Twitter)
  • Chris White, who works for the Mental Health Foundation and has his own experience of mental health problems
  • Mark Brown, well-known as @MarkOneInFour on Twitter and also with his own lived experience of mental ill health.